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ARTICLES BY: Israel Kasnett / JNS.org

November 15, 2018 1:22 pm

Is the Situation in Gaza the ‘Problem from Hell’?

JNS.org - Avigdor Lieberman announced that he was stepping down as defense minister on Wednesday, in protest of what he called the Israeli government’s “capitulation...

August 7, 2018 9:16 am

Iranians Furious at Regime as Economy Teeters on the Brink

JNS.org - Thousands of Iranian citizens have been protesting across the country, including in major cities such as Tehran, Karaj, Shiraz, Mashhad, Isfahan, and Qom,...

July 17, 2018 1:11 pm

Israel Gets Set to Land Its First Spacecraft on the Moon

JNS.org - "Houston, the Eagle has landed” will soon be a common refrain for Israelis. While famed entrepreneur Elon Musk sent one of his Tesla cars...

March 23, 2018 4:21 pm

What Israel’s Gun Policies Can Teach Americans

JNS.org - As American society has become more polarized in recent years, the debate over gun control has reflected this reality, with leaders and lawmakers on...

March 12, 2018 11:54 am

US, Europe Contemplate Action as Iran Deadline Looms

JNS.org - US President Donald Trump signed the Iran sanctions waiver on January 12 -- a decision that must be made every 120 days under the Joint Comprehensive...

March 7, 2018 12:57 pm

Was This Netanyahu’s Last AIPAC Appearance as Prime Minister?

JNS.org - With a wobbly coalition threatening his political stability and under investigation for alleged corruption, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu surely must have appreciated the...

February 28, 2018 4:51 pm

Netanyahu Is Defiant, But in Danger, Amid Scandal, Charges

JNS.org - While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming meeting with Donald Trump next week would normally be the main topic of conversation in Israel, the mounting...

February 27, 2018 12:40 pm

Former Israeli and US Diplomats Express Caution, Hope on Embassy Move

JNS.org - After much speculation, the United States announced on February 23 that it will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May. US State Department...

February 23, 2018 1:20 pm

Holding Out an Olive Branch? US Lawmakers Speak Out After Being Detained on the Temple Mount

JNS.org - US Representatives Scott Tipton (R-Colo.) and David B. McKinley (R-W.Va.) no doubt anticipated an eye-opening experience when they visited the Temple Mount on Thursday -- as...

February 12, 2018 2:57 pm

Some Experts Say Abbas Has ‘Little to Lose’ in Sabotaging US-Palestinian Relations

JNS.org - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas appears to believe he has nothing to lose in picking a fight with the United States. Abbas is scheduled to...

January 25, 2018 4:32 pm

Palestinian Leaders Ramp Up Feud with the US

JNS.org - While the Trump administration believes that the Middle East is “at the dawn of a new era” -- marked by progress towards “a peaceful resolution” to...

January 22, 2018 2:11 pm

Can the World Agree to ‘Fix’ the Iran Nuclear Deal?

President Donald Trump on Jan. 12 outlined his intentions to “fix the terrible flaws” of the Iran nuclear deal, giving the agreement what he called...

January 17, 2018 2:23 pm

Washington’s New Approach to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

JNS.org - The Trump administration’s approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict represents what some Mideast experts and Israel advocates are describing as a paradigm shift in Washington, DC...

January 9, 2018 10:27 am

Yoaz Hendel: Israel’s Emerging ‘Liberal Nationalist’ Figure

JNS.org - The crowd in Jerusalem’s Zion Square was civil, as protesters held up signs decrying alleged government corruption. Standing on the stage, Dr. Yoaz Hendel,...


Baseball Icon Dykstra Takes on a New Hobby: Torah Study

JNS.org - As part of bettering his life since serving six months of a three-year sentence behind bars for grand...


Is Your Bread Still Kosher? Arnold’s Bread Manufacturer Drops the OU

JNS.org - Bimbo Bakeries USA, which owns many of the nationally-distributed bread and...

Why Should We Light the Menorah With Olive Oil?

Below is an excerpt from the book The Light That Unites: A Chanukah Companion (OU Press) by Aaron Goldscheider. There are...

The Dead Sea Scrolls Monument

In 1946 or 1947 -- no one knows for certain -- a Bedouin goatherd nicknamed Muhammad the Wolf led his...


Wake Forest University Students Adopt Antisemitism Definition, Denounce Den...

Jewish and Zionist groups at Wake Forest University in North Carolina applauded their student government this week, after it endorsed...


Senators Push for US Recognition of Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan Heights

A resolution was introduced in the Senate on Tuesday calling for US recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. The non-binding bill was authored by Republicans Ted Cruz of Texas...

Middle East

Erdogan Says Trump Positive on Turkish Military Plan to Push East in Syria

Turkey may start a new military operation in Syria at any moment, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday, touting support from US President Donald Trump even though the Pentagon...